Incident Summary:

04/10/2006: A paramilitary trooper CRPF head constable Muskanda was abducted from near a polling station by suspected tribal militants under Bokoliahat outpost in eastern Karbi Anglong, India, and was freed by his abductors on April 13 at an unspecified place. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack but the Karbi Longri Northcachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) was strongly suspected.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Karbi Anglong district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Electorate of Karbi Anglong
Specific Description Voting security in Karbi Anglong
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of India
Specific Description CRPF paramilitary trooper near a polling station in eastern Karbi Anglong.
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 3
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The Karbi Longri Northcachar Liberation Front (KNLF) had given a poll boycott call, and Muskanda was on the way home along with a polling personnel from nearby Langparpang polling station.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“India: Assam Records 65 Percent Polling Despite Rain, Violence; 1 Killed, 7 Hurt,” New Delhi The Asian Age (Internet Version-WWW) in English, April 11, 2006.
“One killed; voting ends in rain-hit Assam,” Indo-Asian News Service, April 10, 2006.
“India: 1 Killed, CRPF Soldier Kidnapped by Karbi Ultras on Polling Day in Assam,” New Delhi The Times of India (Internet Version-WWW) in English, April 10, 2006.